Wanderer – Schubert & Liszt **

Wanderer – Schubert & Liszt **


Luiza Borac, piano

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£7.79 (Hybrid SACD) | 40% discount (usual price £12.99)


Luiza Borac’s debut recording on Avie, of the Three Piano Suites by George Enescu (AV 0012/AV 0013), caused a sensation and garnered her unanimous critical acclaim, securing this young Romanian pianist’s place on the musical map. For her follow up recording, Luiza, who has won over two dozen international competitions including the Concours Grieg in Oslo, turns her attention to two pillars of the romantic era, Schubert and Liszt. The composers’ seemingly contrasting temperaments are linked on this CD by a common itinerant theme. Excerpts from Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage are paired with Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy (which Liszt orchestrated). Throughout Luiza applies strength and sensitivity in equal measure, beautifully and vividly brought out by the Hybrid SACD format.


Franz SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)
1. – 4. Fantasia in C, “Wanderer Fantasy”, D760 (Op 15) (20:48)

Franz LISZT (1811 – 1886)
from Années de pèlerinage: deuxième année, Italie
5. Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (7:23)
6. Après une Lecture de Dante – fantasia quasi sonata (17:02)

Venezi e Napoli
7. Gondoliera (5:33)
8. Canzone (3:35)
9. Tarantella (10:01)
from Années de pèlerinage: troisième année
10. Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este (9:01)
Total time: 74:13

Recorded 2 – 6 August, 2004, in the Stadttheater, Lindau (Bodensee), Germany
Producers: Luiza Borac and John Barnes
Recording engineer: John Barnes

SACD mastering: Everett Porter, Polyhymnia

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